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At the UN’s COP 22 climate conference in Marrakech, the international community closed ranks despite (or perhaps because of?) the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. 

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This report aims to be one of the first comprehensive reports that monitors the conditions of migrant detention centers in Israel. As the laws around detention have only grown stricter in recent years, it is not out of the realm of possibility that detention will continue to be a major tool in the Israeli government’s policy towards migrant-workers and asylum-seekers. 

Environment and Sustainability

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The UN summit in Marrakech is the next step for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. Controversial issues e.g. damages caused by climate change and financing for the poor countries are on the table

 
 
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The green economy is being put forward as a model to solve ecological and economic crises. But can it really deliver? 

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After decades of stagnation, the discovery of natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean and the introduction of domestic renewable energy generation could signal a rapid energy transition for Israel.

Gender and Democracy

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Governments around the world are taking draconian steps to suppress civil-society organizations, with measures ranging from restrictive laws and bureaucratic burdens to smear campaigns and censorship.

The “Transparency Bill” serves to promote the delegitimization process of progressive NGOs in the country through a public shaming process that depicts the latter as minions of foreign governments

The purpose of this field guide is to present the Gender Equality in Action intervention model, its rationale and assumptions, in order to provide a common language and knowledge base for action. The intervention model is based on experience accumulated over the last years from a number of diverse groups operating as part of the program, and on case studies and research literature.

Foreign and regional security policy

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Trump wird einen Paradigmenwechsel in der amerikanischen Politik gegenüber dem Nahen Osten einleiten. Das ist für Israel keine positive Entwickung. 

Prime Minister and Defense Minister at Weaponry
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Israel’s prime minister is fighting hard to weaken the most important moderate force in his country. Which is why he’s going to be a big problem for the next U.S. president. 

In the past few weeks Israelis and Palestinians are facing increased violence. What are the reasons behind this new round of escalation? Have a look at the short movie from our latest discussion.  

German-Israeli Dialogue

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Die deutsch-israelischen Literaturtage sollen die Entwicklung von Kultur und Politik beider Länder im Spiegel der Literatur reflektieren. 

This dossier highlights various aspects of change and continuity in U.S.- Israeli relations. The articles address the current diplomatic storm in U.S.-Israeli relations, the changes underway in the Jewish-American community, identity politics and approaches to diversity in the U.S. and Israel, as well as the successes and failures of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists.

Als politisches Gesetz hat der Vorsitzende der Grünen-nahen Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Ralf Fücks, den Gesetzentwurf des israelischen Kabinetts gegen kritische NGOs bezeichnet. 

Welcome

The Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) is the German green foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. We are a non-profit organization striving to promote environmental justice and sustainable development, gender equality and human rights and to enhance democracy. In addition, we work to promote German-Israeli dialogue and seek to make a contribution in the fields of foreign and security policy. With headquarters in Berlin, Germany, the HBS has 30 offices worldwide and cooperates with local partners in more than 60 countries. 

The website of the Israel office displays our four program areas as well as publications, information on our project partners about the foundation. You are invited to visit often for further updates and please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or comments

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